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The time is here.  The calling, early.  The draft day prep work, extensive.  JB’s hair, slowly growing in.  Yes, RCL Basketball is back!  And we’re as pumped as ever to see who will be the next champion among champions.  The smartest in the room amongst the moderately intelligent people in the room.

So I know what you’re all thinking…  What is JB going to embarrassingly do this year?  If you missed it, I shaved the 13-14 RCL Grand Champion’s team name in my head, and I’m going to do something goofy again.  Well, you’re the biggest part of the site (talking to you readers!) and so I think the Youtube video prize should be something suggested in the comments.  Something that majestically displays the RCL Winner’s team name that I can spread to the world, but doesn’t involve a big monetary investment.  Nothing illegal!  Or tattoos, I don’t have Birdman’s budget!  Low key, but funny.  That would be my tagline if I was single and online dating…  Be sure and share your ideas, reply on comments/suggestions you like, and we’ll have another public shaming in 2015!

But you don’t get only the humiliation video; as usual, Razzball loves to pimp out our gear and we have another official 2014-2015 RCL Champion Jumpsuit (branded basketball of course) to tailor to the official winner (cost of tailor not included).  Most importantly, an everlasting shrine in the annals of history.  Wow, that sentence is fun!  And just as fun, we’ll have the weekly updates tracking the standings throughout the season as we did last year.

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The 2013-14 RCL season is in the books, and congratulations to High as Greg Kite!  Great, now I have to shave that into my head… Ugh!  Which sucks because I’m tall too.  People are going to think it’s some statement or something…  I really hate I made this the grand prize!  Of course Greg also wins a championship jump suit and Razzball T-shirt as we went over in the launch.  And second place Slippery Squirrels also gets a T-shirt as well.  Huzzah for prizes!  Updated in the Master Standings are the league champions in bold, but High as Greg Kite went in the #1 RCL team, and came out with the league title and overall RCL Championship as well.  You two lucky winners shoot me a comment or e-mail (jb at razzball.com) to claim thy prizes (well, I have yours Squirrels).  And I’ll post the video of my haircut and public shaming sometime over the summer, but it will be done sooner rather than later.  Here’s how the rest of the leagues shook out:

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Final Four is here, finally. Not that one, Pffft. The Random Commenter League Final four. Each league is down to the semis. Bye weeks are done. Let’s dance! Who’s the champ gonna be? Not this fella, that’s for certain. This will be this year’s last article for me, so let me say that is was an honour compiling information for you guys that you could have easily looked up yourself. We laughed, we cried, we all grew up just a little bit, and I hope you enjoyed. As always, remember that the RCL champ will be whomever wins their league, along with the best season record, so the master standings are set , as the regular season is done. But for those of you still in the fight, let’s see who whupped whom:

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We all knew it would come, but, like your winter religious holiday of choice, it’s finally here! And if you had the steam to make the finish line, well done. It was a great regular season, ladies and gents, but now the REAL season begins. And we hope you enjoy the playoff run. If you’re like me, you lost your first round pick, Kyrie Irving to a biceps strain, and he will effectively be out for the playoffs.  So I’m at a real disadvantage. But this isn’t about me, entirely! There were some photo finishes last week in the Razzball Random Commenter Leagues. Lets take a look as to how it all shook out!

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This is it. It’s go time. Play your angry music, and paint that Mike Singletary look of intensity on your mug. I suggest you give yourself the “This is what we play for” football speech. We are lining the last few weeks of NBA fantasy, and those of you on the bubble, you have precious little time to make it in. And to you just mentioned, I hope the NBA gods are smiling on you. Let’s see what action played out in the Random Commenter Leagues. And don’t forget, you can always check where you are in the master standings.

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With the fantasy playoffs so close, I always start to worry about the health of my players.  And, I must admit, I have to resist the urge to tinker with my squad. If you learn anything from my mistakes, gentle readers, I do hope it is the following: do NOT mess with your line up while intoxicated! I woke up this morning to discover I had dropped 2 players to pick up 2 additional Bucks, adding Ersan Ilyasova, and Khris Middleton. I already had John Henson. That’s a lot of venison. Yeesh. Some of the RCL league players may be feeling like their roster is a bit gamey as well. Let’s see how everyone fared this past week, and be sure to see where you rank in the master standings:

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Ok, That title is not exactly true. It was basically just short. I for one welcomed not having to check my lineups for a few days. It’s exhausting. For all that effort, I may as well lace up my chucks and join the lay-up line, amirite?

The Basketball doldrums: We have reached them. One must only plow bravely onward, and trust that the stretch run will ramp up the intensity. To get yourself psyched up, why not check the master standings? You can find where the following weekly winners stack up:

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I love the All Star break, the dunk contest specifically. I know that I’m in the minority – it’s a sham – but I was 22 when Vince Carter ripped down the rim in the slam dunk competition and I was hooked. But my All Star experience has been just like heroin: I’m told you get that first taste and then you wind up chasing the dragon for the rest of your days. Each year I get all excited that someone will surpass that original Carter rush, a player will bring some absolutely undeniably vicious funk to the rim, and make me regain my youth. I hope that the new format will help achieve that for me. But the truth is, even if it does, I know I’ll never get any younger. Which is why I have to live in the now, which as my philosophy prof would say, is Swedish for bullsh*t. My point? Those of you in RCL striking distance of making the playoffs, trade away the future for the now!! Let’s see who has a shot for glory, and who should settle for the glory hole. And you can see where you rank in world domination with  the master standings …

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I love the second half of the season, because, let’s face it, while the first half is enjoyable, it’s too damn long. The games mean something, we all know this, but the real drama, the anticipation, is building now. And in the NBA, the races start to really amp up the drama, like adding hot sauce to your wings. Much like the drama in the Random Commenter Leagues, it’s starting to get spicy. What remains to be seen, is whether your team is the Philly Sixers (waa-waaaanh) or the Indy Pacers (who-hooo!) in the relative landscape of fantasy. To see where you fit in the global landscape, check out the master standings . Shall we take a looksy right now?

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